Can a casualty with a suspected spinal injury who is lying on his abdomen be
moved before you begin applying a splint?
a. Yes, if he is not breathing or his life is in danger.
b. No, never move a casualty with a spinal injury before applying a splint to the
When is the straddle-slide method of placing a casualty on a long spine board
used instead of the log roll method?
Which one of the following is the proper procedure for removing a sitting casualty
with a suspected spinal injury from a vehicle?
a. Apply a short spine board to the casualty's head and back; remove the
casualty from the vehicle; then place him on a long spine board.
b. Apply a short spine board to the casualty's head and back; turn the casualty
and lay him on a long spine board; then remove him from the vehicle.
Remove the casualty from the vehicle; then place him on a combined short
and long spine board.
While you and a friend are hiking in the woods, you hear a scream. You
investigate and find a person who has fallen from a tree. The casualty is
conscious, lying on his back, has no significant external bleeding, and may have a
cervical spinal injury. What should you do to help keep the casualty's head and
neck immobile while your friend summons medical help?
a. Tell the casualty to keep still.
b. Place padding beneath his neck.
Remove the casualty's boots, fill them with small rocks, and put them around
the casualty's head.
d. All of the above are proper procedures.